The unexamined life is not worth living. - Socrates

 

 




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Quotations
About Life

 

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru





Life is like the dice that, falling, still show a different face. So life, though it remains the same, is always presenting different aspects.
Alexis

Our life's a stage, a comedy: either learn to play and take it lightly, or bear its troubles patiently.
Palladas

hands planting a tree
  The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit. - Nelson Henderson


It is the familiar that usually eludes us in life. What is before our noses is what we see last.
William Barrett

To change one's life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.
William James

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne

The grand essentials of life are something to do, something to love, something to hope for.
Thomas Chalmers

The whole universe is change and life itself is but what you deem it.
Marcus Aurelius

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it.
Seneca
(7 B.C. - 65 A.D.)

Life is something like a trumpet. If you don't put anything in you don't get anything out.
W. C. Handy

Govern thy life and thoughts as if the whole world were to see the one, and read the other.
Thomas Fuller

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
John Lennon

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As one goes through life, one learns that if you don't paddle your own canoe, you don't move.
Katherine Hepburn

We must be willing to relinquish the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Joseph Campbell

Life, in all ranks and situations, is an outward occupation, an actual and active work.
W. Humboldt

Everything that happens to us leaves some trace behind; everything contributes imperceptibly to make us what we are.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unrest of spirit is a mark of life; one problem after another presents itself and in the solving of them we can find our greatest pleasure.
Kal Menninger

woman playing violin   Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler


The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson

Change is not merely necessary to life, it is life.
Alvin Toffler

Life is short, art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
Hypocrites

After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Italian Proverb

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
La Bruyere

There is only one thing that remains to us, that cannot be taken away: to act with courage and dignity and to stick to the ideals that have given meaning to life.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Life is a play.
It's not its length,
but its performance that counts.
Seneca

We become happier, much happier, when we realize life is an opportunity rather than an obligation.
Mary Augustine

Life is like a library owned by the author.
In it are a few books which he wrote himself, but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

We make our fortunes, and we call them fate.
Earl of Beaconsfield

Life is a child playing around your feet, a tool you hold firmly in your grip, a bench you sit down upon in the evening, in your garden.
Jean Anouilh

The best way to prepare for life is to begin to live.
Elbert Hubbard

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Herman Melville

In three words I can sum up everything I know about life. It goes on.
Robert Frost

That state of life is most happy where superfluities are not required and necessities are not wanting.
Plutarch

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde

The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it.
Plutarch

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be.
George William Curtis

I made my life my monument.
Ben Johnson

The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins?
Edgar Alan Poe

Life isnít a matter of milestones, but of moments.
Rose Kennedy

One way to get the most out of life is
to look upon it as an adventure.

William Feather

Life without endeavor is like entering a jewel mine and coming out with empty hands.
Japanese Proverb

Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are no classes in life for beginners: right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.
Rainer Maria Rilke

To live is like to love--all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct for it.
Samuel Butler

One life - a little gleam of time between two eternities.
Thomas Carlyle

Life is a pure flame,
and we live by an invisible sun within us.

Sir Thomas Brown

As I grow to understand life less and less,
I learn to love it more and more.

Jules Renard


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